I learned about what I can accomplish as a devoted writer if I work hard enough. If I just write all the time, no matter how rough of a draft it is, I’ll come up with something meaningful.
- Iyanna L.
This course taught me a lot about writing techniques and skills and allowed me to rediscover my love for writing and stories.
- Alex J.
Words have power. Words shape how people perceive reality. Words can change the world. Join Summer Springboard’s Creative Writing program and become immersed in the study of four different genres using the Writer’s Workshop methodology. Through a variety of lessons, writing prompts, guest speakers, field trips, and time to put pen to paper, the course will sharpen writing skills and love of the written word. Discover what it takes to be a novelist, a poet, a scriptwriter, and a gonzo journalist.
Excursions will include a visit to the iconic home of one of America’s greatest writers, Mark Twain.
Practice the craft of writing daily in a supportive environment, with plenty of time to revise work after input from instructors and peers. While the course will strengthen core writing skills, the focus is on exploring new forms of expression and stretching talent. Come prepared to write short scripts for television after in-depth discussions on the importance of dialogue. Ultimately, participants drive the curriculum based on their writing interests.
Throughout the program, you’ll prepare for publication and submit a finalized piece of writing to an appropriate online or print magazine. You’ll meet a variety of experts in the field of writing and publishing who will provide advice and tips on academic preparation and career pathways to explore. This helps students make better informed decisions about some of life’s most important choices.
Dr. Lisa Acerbo, Ed.D
Dr. Lisa Acerbo is a university professor and published author of five young adult and new adult novels. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Acerbo helps judge a local annual literary competition and arts festival. She holds her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and has always loved reading and writing.
Note: Summer Springboard – Session 1-3 – 2020 is operated independently of Yale University and is not sponsored or endorsed by the University. The views expressed in connection with the program are not official positions, statements of advice, nor opinions of Yale University and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Yale of any such views or statements.
Includes orientation, site visits, guest speakers, college tours, college admissions overview, enrichment electives, lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening activities, and weekend excursions. Check in is day 1 at 3pm and check out is day 13 at 10am.
Includes orientation, site visits, guest speakers, college tours, college admissions overview, enrichment electives, lunch, dinner, evening activities, and weekend excursions. Extended commuter students are welcome on campus from 9am to 8pm on weekdays, and are invited to attend our weekend excursions.